The show

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Fri Jul 23 01:35:04 UTC 2004

In Minnesota in the '40s and '50s we always went to "the show" or the
"matinee show."  And don't forget "The Last Picture Show"--though we didn't
use that collocation in my area.

At 09:26 PM 7/22/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 7/22/2004 8:40:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>tarheel at MOBILETEL.COM writes:
>Growing  up in a small town I can remember using the term the "show" when  =
>referring to a movie that you go to a theater to see. Example:  Are  you =
>going to the show tonight? =20
>Was this an old way of referring to  the movies or the movie theater?  =
>Anyone remember using this  term?
>I grew up in a small town in Western New York State (south of Buffalo). We
>always used the term "show" when referencing a movie theater, and most people
>in my home town still use the term. I would say it dates to at least  the
>early 1950s. It was always "going to the show" even though the place we
>went  was
>called the Joyland Theater.

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